PolRef Speech Code Reform

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After protests this past November opened a dialogue between students, faculty, and administrators about the right to freely demonstrate on campus, Loyola University Chicago (LUC) has revised its demonstration policy, affirming and expanding free speech rights at the university. On November 12, over 700 students, staff, and community members demonstrated at LUC to protest racism... Read more Read more


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Cleveland State University (CSU) has adopted an “Expressive Activity Policy” to clarify and safeguard the free speech rights afforded to its students under the First Amendment. The CSU policy, adopted November 30, 2015, uses the same language as the policy that was previously developed in a collaborative effort between FIRE and the University of Toledo... Read more Read more


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We have recently examined a number of college and university “green light” policies here on The Torch, in order to demonstrate how schools can fully protect their students’ free speech rights while at the same time addressing unlawful conduct falling outside of the First Amendment’s protections. We have already taken a look at green light policies relating to harassment, civility, computer use, and loyalty... Read more Read more


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This winter, FIRE is running a series of blog posts about what makes a “green light” policy. So far, we have examined how universities can craft policies on harassment, civility, and computer usage that achieve their aims while still respecting students’ right to freedom of speech. Today we are going to talk about policies that infringe on students’ right to... Read more Read more


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FIRE has recently been examining some of the best “green light” university policies here on The Torch, including policies regarding harassment and civility. The policies discussed in those entries, maintained by Mississippi State University and North Carolina State University, respectively, are ideal examples for other schools to follow in crafting their own policy. Today, we examine computer and Internet usage... Read more Read more


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As part of a blog series about some of the best “green light” university policies, we took a look last week at Mississippi State University’s policy on “Harassment” and examined why it is a useful model for other colleges and universities to follow in properly addressing harassment on campus. Today, we take a look at North Carolina State University’s “Civility Statement,”... Read more Read more


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In a new series here on The Torch, FIRE will be examining some of the best “green light” university policies out there. These policies illustrate how colleges and universities can uphold the First Amendment on campus while still preventing unlawful and actionable conduct. Today, we take a look at how Mississippi State University’s harassment policy protects students’ free speech rights... Read more Read more



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